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Photographs and negatives of Rudulph Evans' works of art measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1941-1982. Included are 126 photographs, 500 negatives and eight contact sheets of Evans' works of art and the book "Shrine of Freedom: Thos. Jefferson" by art historian Tescia Ann Yonkers. Photographs and negatives were collected from Evans by Yonkers from for her Ph.D. dissertation "Rudulph Evans: An American Sculptor"(George Washington University, 1984).
Biographical / Historical:
Tescia Ann Yonkers is an art historian who specializes in the works of sculptor, Rudulph Evans (1878-1960).
Donated in 2022 by Tescia Ann Yonkers, Ph.D.
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Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952 Search this
1.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on two reels))
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence (1916-1981); business records (1922-1971); notes (undated and 1929); interview transcript (1978); printed material (1929-1981); and photographs (1920-1945).
REELS 3612-3613: Correspondence concerning work done by the Continis for sculptors, including letters from Bryant Baker, A. Stirling Calder, Rudolph Evans, James Earle Fraser, John Gregory, Walker Hancock, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Gaston Lachaise, Bruce Moore, A. Phimister Proctor, Richard Recchia, David Rubins, and Adolph Weinman; photographs of the Contini family and of works of art, including "End of the Trail" by James Earle Fraser and works by Rudolph Evans, Anna Hyatt Huntington, and Richard Recchia (1920-1945); Attilio Contini's address book; and a notebook listing works of art.
Also, receipts and invoices addressed to various sculptors (1922-1971) and a contract for work on Frederic Remington's sculpture "Coming Through the Rye" for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame; a transcript of an interview with Cesare Contini conducted by George Gurney on August 26, 1978; clippings (1950-1981), exhibition catalogs (1929-1939), and 2 programs for the unveiling of the Martin Luther monument in Baltimore, Maryland (1936) and the Bing Crosby statue in Spokane, Washington (1981).
UNMICROFILMED: Three undated photographs mounted on board of historical panels at the West Point Library executed by Laura Gardin Fraser.
Biographical / Historical:
Plaster casting firm; New York, N.Y. Following training in Italy, Attilio (1884-1960) and his son Cesare (b. 1907) came to America and operated A. Contini and Son, New York, N.Y, making plaster molds for sculptures by wide group of artists, including James Earle Fraser, Ivan Mestrovic, Herbert Haseltine, A. Stirling Calder, Adolph Weinman, Gaston Lachaise, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Donated 1984 by Cesare Contini.
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